Sheft, Braun among honorees at NJ Tech Council awards

The New Jersey Tech Council honored two people and 11 companies at its 21st annual awards celebration last week at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset.

The Tech Council aims to recognize and celebrate the state and region’s technology and life sciences companies and their leaders for their business accomplishments in leadership, innovation and collaboration, CEO and President Jim Barrood said.

“It was a fantastic evening with great companies and leaders being honored,” Barrood said. “It was an illuminating event, which highlighted the amazing innovation from across the state.”

A look at the honorees:


  • Martinson-Ballen Tech Supporter Award: Judith Sheft, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Legend of Technology Award: Skip Braun, Grant Thornton


  • Outstanding Tech Company: Pershing
  • Rising Star Award: WorkWave
  • Master Technology Award: Dun & Bradstreet
  • Beacon of Light Award: Adare Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer Product Award: Boxed
  • Innovative Technology Award: Wylei
  • Collaboration Award: Hackensack Meridian Health
  • Trailblazer: Teligent
  • Impact Company of the Year: Epan Systems
  • Private Company of the Year: Artech Information Systems
  • Public Company of the Year: Johnson & Johnson